UNC Lineberger’s Joel Parker, PhD, associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Genetics and director of cancer genetics for the UNC Lineberger Bioinformatics Core, presented the Haddow Lecture for The Institute of Cancer Research in London this year. In the lecture, he discussed novel computational methods to explore RNA sequencing data for cancer research, and also spoke to young scientists about the field of bioinformatics.

UNC Lineberger’s Joel Parker, PhD.

Parker has been collaborating with a team at the ICR’s Clinical Trials and Statistics Unit led by Maggie Cheang to develop novel analytic pipelines to integrate machine learning and analysis of clinical and genomics data from clinical trials, according to the ICR. Both Parker and Cheang trained under UNC Lineberger’s Charles M. Perou, PhD, The May Goldman Shaw Distinguished Professor of Molecular Oncology.

The Haddow Lecture is supported by the ICR Haddow Fund, which helps scientists from the United Kingdom and from abroad visit the ICR.